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Old 10-04-2013, 18:29   #16
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Re: Choosing a Propane Grill to attach to the boat

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. The only problem I have had is that the burner burned out. Easy to replace and readily available from West. Dick Pluta
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I found the burner replacement to be practically impossible. I had to cut it to get it out. between salt air and heat it gets pretty frozen in there. anyone else had this problem? I really like the large round magma I have!
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Stay away from kuma, I have one, not a parch on the old Force 10 units. Whatever you buy , make sure the box is sealed at the corners so the grease can't drip out.

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Old 10-04-2013, 20:09   #18
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Re: Choosing a Propane Grill to attach to the boat

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We have a small Magma that we put on the back of Boracay.

A few thoughts:-
* It's a good idea to make it removable. Leaving dock our stern swings in and ... well don't ask unless you want to know how to panel beat a Magma!
* The BBQ part works really well. Too well sometimes. We brought an iron hot plate that we put on top of the grill that works well. Sometimes I'd like it to run quite a bit cooler.
* I see some small BBQs from time to time, probably imported. May be worth a look see.
* If you can get a BBQ that also doubles as an oven that would be desirable.
* The small Magma is plenty big enough for two.
* A small BBQ is going to be much easier to clean - always seems to be my job.
That sums it up very well!
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Old 10-04-2013, 21:17   #19
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Re: Choosing a Propane Grill to attach to the boat

If you decide on a Magma, I'd love the chance to sell it to you.
I think we've got pretty good prices.
Link: Magma Barbecue Grills
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Old 10-04-2013, 22:12   #20
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Re: Choosing a Propane Grill to attach to the boat

The only problem I encountered with my Magma is that, if it rains, water pours through the "coals" and leaves horrendous grey deposits on your dark blue Awlgrip stern. Nothing would seem to remove them. Now it gets placed in the dock box when I'm not planning to use it.
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We use the 17" Magma rd. Love it, we cook entire dinners on it. Wouldn't go cruising with out it. We also use the burner w/o the grill when pressure cooking, no heat in the cabin.....Michael...

PS it's connected to our main propane tank...
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Re: Choosing a Propane Grill to attach to the boat

My choices in BBQ

Dickenson
Magma
- rectangle
- round

In that order.

Force 10 makes good stoves, the BBQs blow out too easily and have huge hot spots.
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Only down side is as others have stated, heat control has a steep learning curve. Magma is a very proper name, these things get HOT!

Another good point. Until I got used to ours, I could only find two settings: blast furnace, and off.

Better, now...

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We use a portable solution, quite new on the market, double walled hence not hot on the outer walls, nearly smokeless, versatile and light weight.

Coal in confined chamber, therefore safe even when tipped over.


Hoping for a stainless version in the near future


Www.lotusgrill.com.au


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Re: Choosing a Propane Grill to attach to the boat

Ive found the expensive Magma rectangular ones to be now far superior to the Kuma ( ex - Force 10) Magma seal the box , so that grease doesnt leak out.

But all of them are mad money

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Old 11-04-2013, 09:11   #26
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If you decide on a Magma, I'd love the chance to sell it to you.
I think we've got pretty good prices.
Link: Magma Barbecue Grills
good prices..like your site
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Re: Choosing a Propane Grill to attach to the boat

HopCar, are there swing away moutning options for the little rectangular one? Magma TrailMate BBQ is it sealed where grease won't fly everywhere?
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Re: Choosing a Propane Grill to attach to the boat

E Hillman, here is a link to a list of mounts that can be used with the TrailMate.
TrailMate_Mounts

I've never looked closely at the TrailMate but I would imagine they are sealed like the larger rectangular grills. I'd open one up and look at it for you but I noticed today that we were out of them. I'll order some tomorrow and have them in about a week.

Ofer, Thank you.
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Re: Choosing a Propane Grill to attach to the boat

The magmas work well and are simple. The smaller one can be a too small at times though. To save money buy a SS one that's not for boats! ($20 and up) Mount a platform to put it on and stow it when not in use. Forget charcoal... very messy and bad accicent waiting to happen. When you're done with propane or the weather pipes up etc. you just turn it off; with charcoal you've got a pile of burning blocks to deal with.
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Re: Choosing a Propane Grill to attach to the boat

I don't know about Force 10. Mine came with the boat and I can't seems to get any heat with the slightest wind. It is also impossible to tell if you lost the flame during daylight hours. I guess to each his own.
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